Through vCloud, playlist and Access Passes can be utilized to group broadcasts together and then generate a single price point a viewer would pay for access to all the broadcasts placed into the playlist. This is great for multiple event tournaments or specific groups of broadcasts you want to present to viewers.
Setup - Create and add Broadcasts to a Playlist
In order to create a playlist you must first go to the playlist area of vCloud, this can be done by going to Media then playlists.
Note: Playlists are site specific, this means that only playlists for the site in the box at the top of vCloud will populate this area, for many of you this will default to your particular school or organization. However, if you have multiple sites you many need to choose one.
This will take you to the Manage Playlists section, in order to create a playlist, in the upper right hand corner choose Operations then Create Playlist.
You will then be taken to the page where you fill out the information for the playlist. We would recommend listing a specific section as this will help when creating the Access Pass.
You must verify which sport will be included and you give it a Title. You can also fill out a brief description.
Add broadcasts to the playlist by updating or upon broadcast creation, add the playlist under the playlist option by typing in its name and selecting it.
Setup - Setup an Access Pass
You will first want to navigate to the Access Pass area of vCloud, by going to Media and then Access Passes.
Then in the upper right hand corner, select Operations, and then Create New Access Pass.
You will then be taken to the area where you input information dictating the Access Pass. Enter your Title and Description, these will be viewable by the viewer, so we would recommend being clear as to what is included in the Access Pass.
Select your school or organization under the Accessible Content option.
Under section, match the section with that of the playlist that you have already created.
Set the Media type to Playlists
Set the Access Type to PPV
Set the Price to be your desired price point.
Set a purchase end date of when you want the pass to no longer be available for purchase. If never, leave it blank.
Setup - Ensure Access Pass is enabled on Playlist
Lastly, navigate back to the playlist you previously created.
Then ensure that the Viewers can purchase content with an access pass is set to Yes
Lastly, ensure that the Access Pass you just created is set to Enabled in the field below. If any other unwanted Access Pass are listed below, ensure they are not enabled.
You can verify your broadcast pay-per-view is setup by going to the Broadcast Grid and selecting the Viewer Player icon on the right.
You will then see how the viewer would login, purchase, and view the broadcast. You will be prompted to login, this is how you know the pay-per-view is enabled.
When the viewer is logged in to an account, they will be prompted to select a purchasing option. In the below example, you we have a single broadcast pay-per-view option setup, and the playlist option. That is how they appear.
In the email that the viewer receives after purchasing, if they purchase a playlist, it will list each broadcast included in that playlist.